NHS Scotland statistics suggest that a number of people suffering severe and complex burn injuries has reduced in recent years, and as a result, there are now under 500 patients (adults and children) admitted to a specialist busns ward in Scotland each year. Burns are assessed by how seriously the skin is damaged and whuch layers of the skin are affected. This can range from a superficial burn where only the outer layer can be damaged through to a full thickness burn where all three layers of the skin are damaged and destroyed. It is important for any burn that you seek appropriate medical attention.
Can I claim compensation for a serious burn injury?
A number of different incidents can give rise to serious burns. These can include:-
- acid or chemical injuries
- electrical injuries
- exposure to radiation
- exposure to extreme heat
- exposure to extreme cold
Irrespective of the cause of a burn, the effects can be life changing and will likely have a considerable impact on the injured person along with their family.
How we can help?
If you have sustained a burn injury in an accident or due to the negligent treatment, then you could be entitled to claim for compensation. Our specialist team are on hand to assist you through the claims process and ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
We have experience dealing with cases involving serious burns and we successfully secured compensation after our client sustained serious burns in a scrapyard accident.
We know that a serious burn injury can be life changing and depending on the severity of the injury, treatment in the form of skin grafts or cosmetic surgery may be required. Following such procedures, physiotherapy or other types of rehabiltation may also be required. We can help identify and arrange these treatments in a timely manner in order to ssist you with your recovery.
Outwith the initial treatment and rehabilitation required, we also understand that there are likely to be other areas of longer term needs that individuals may also require assistance with. These can include:-
- loss of earnings It may also be that the individual is unable to return to their previous occupation and may require to retrain or change occupation.
- psychological treatment
- long term rehabilitation
- long term care
- housing adaptions
If you have suffered an injury in an accident and think you may have a claim, please contact us to discuss the matter on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you right away.